Polar Express derailed over the weekend in Webb City, Mo.; Program is up and running, city thanks Webb Corp.

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They have cancelled the planned Tues, Dec. 7, Group Night Polar Express. Those tickets are rescheduled for Tues. Dec. 14.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Saturday evening during the Polar Express in King Jack Park the streetcar experienced a derailment in the northwest corner near the Praying Hands. 

City Manager Carl Francis tells us that no one was injured. Everyone was transferred from the streetcar to the trolley, which runs on the roadway as a vehicle. 

Francis told us preliminary information is the tracks had spread there at one point causing it to walk off the tracks. Asbell Construction assisted with a crane Monday morning to get it back on the tracks.

After inspection it was determined, “An integral part of one of the wheels broke off and we are in the process of trying to manufacture a replacement part for it,” Webb City Parks & Rec state online.

The city thanks Webb Corp. for assisting them to get the program running again! They ask everyone to follow Webb City Parks and Rec on social media for updates. Read latest update from Wednesday, Dec. 8.

POLAR BEAR EXPRESS NOTICE*********** Our Polar Bear Express program is once again up and running. We would like to…

Posted by Webb City Parks & Recreation on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

NOTE: They cancelled the planned Tues, Dec. 7, Group Night Polar Express. Those tickets are rescheduled for Tues. Dec. 14.

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